Jan Koprivec

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Sept 10th 2019:  Killie signed Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Koprivec on a one-year deal.

The 31-year-old has spent the last four seasons in Cyprus, first with Anorthosis Famagusta, then Pafos.

He started his career in Italy with Cagliari before stints with Udinese, Bari - where he played with Kilmarnock assistant Massimo Donati - and Perugia.

"I know Massimo from my time in Italy and I can't wait to get started," Koprivec said.

"The opportunity to join Kilmarnock is a really exciting one and I've heard good things about the club and Scottish football.

Koprivec has been a regular understudy for Slovenia behind Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak and Inter Milan's Samir Handanovic and made his sole appearances in 2016.

Sept 13th 2019: "I always had good goalkeepers ahead of me, but to be part of it is a great pleasure. To be the reserve goalkeeper to Jan Oblak and Samir Handanovic, you can be proud of it. I learned from them."

Koprivec, who was a team-mate of Kilmarnock coach Massimo Donati while on loan to Bari, revealed that Slovenia defender Andraz Struna, who had a spell at Hearts, and Queen of the South midfielder Kevin Holt, who also left Pafos this summer, helped persuade him to move to Scottish football.

"Massimo called me two weeks ago and, after that, I spoke to some of my friends and they told me very good things about Scottish football and also about the club," he added. "It's a club that's growing and I like this.

"From my first few days here, everything has been confirmed and I like it."


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